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Money Down the Drain...What a Waste

Don't let the title mislead you...

We were hired to do several things for the condo owner (The Punch List Part II) that included installing three (3) new toilets and replacing the tile in one bathroom. 

Turns out the $3.98 wax ring in toilet # 3 lived out it's life & then some (picture one) causing havoc in the kitchen downstairs (picture # 2). What a mess...we had to replace the subfloors (yes, there were two 3/4" sheets of plywood).

If you start seeing leaks at the base of your toilet or spots on the ceiling drywall, consider replacing the wax ring.











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The Punch List Part II

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Have you ever seen drywall installed on top of existing drywall? 

Here it is - thin 1/4 inch drywall helped reduce cost for the homeowner. Like all drywall installations it's a "process" - still have to apply compound at least twice and sand, then prime & paint.

We use an airless spray gun - the blur in the background is a thin sheet of plastic as cover to protect from over spraying. 

What else did we accomplish? We replaced the water heater & installed a compression tank, resealed & repaired the window trim. 

Give us a call, we're good people providing quality work.








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Whole Lotta Work....

Here we are doing it again. We were referred by the property manager to help this homeowner with a few things:

1. Pressure wash
2. Install drywall & trim
3. Prime & paint garage walls
4. Repair door hardie-trim 
5. Repair closet drywall 
6. Spray paint patio furniture

What exactly is that we do? We provide a little help for a little while for a lot of things. From home improvements & home repairs, to moving services, handyman help, exterior house painting and more. 






























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Jacuzzi Graveyard

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All good things come to an end? Yes, this one did too. 

It was a nice jacuzzi but the only way to exit was piece by piece (there is no other way). 

We unscrewed each composite deck board, disconnected the electrical and water and commenced the deconstruction (yeah, we had a little fun with it). 


After the fun was over & the jacuzzi vacated the building we pressure washed the area, added the supporting structure new composite deck boards.
(Turned out to be a nice little private deck).

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All the Windows Trim

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Here we are at Home Depot buying wood trim enough for 7 windows & one french door.

We replaced the trim, repaired some drywall, repaired a couple of doors. We had previously replaced & painted all the drywall in her garage. 


3 Doors Down

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Well three doors down from our previous bathroom remodel is the location of this remodel. Bada-bing, bada-bang, here were are. :)




Although the plumbing wasn't as involved as the previous one, the small space and long hallway prevented us from moving as quickly as we would've liked.. 






                                                                



This remodel included gutting out all the old sheetrock (all the previous repairs on the sheetrock would've clashed with the new sheetrock). 








We removed the ceiling and walls, base boards, bathtub wall tile, tub, vanity, medicine cabinet....everything,  









Out with the old...













In with the new Kohler deep dish (tub)...










...converting the old plumbing to match the new (e.g. mixing valve)...









...the new tub is installed (adjusted/tweaked/aligned the drain pipe to match the new) & covered the new tub because we didn't want to scratch it an d buy a new one :) - notice the new 2x4's? we had to plumb the walls to ensure our tile lines would meet at the corners.






...installed, taped, pasted, sanded the new drywall (sheetrock). Smooth walls take 2-3 days of pasting and sanding ...









...same for the tub area except that we used 'greenboard' (green mildew/mold resistant sheetrock)...










...cut a hole in brand new sheetrock! No worries, it was planned, we framed the opening prior to installing the sheetrock for a recessed medicine cabinet...







...after the greenboard we installed 1/2" backer board (a firm/rigid underlayment designed to support tile installations) and then sealed the area with a liquid water proof membrane...









...client opted for beautiful  extra large tile (reminded me of an upscale resort sauna tile)...








...plus a nook for her shampoo and soap...









...almost doe with the tub tile, wrapping things up...













...next was the floor tile. Used 1/4" backer board as the underlayment...










...brought Leroy back to help install the fixtures....





















...and to lean and look at Sergio do all the work...










....the light at the end of the tunnel is shining bright, tub's done, tile looks awesome, vanity looks sharp, mirror was a breeze....










....finally Leroy's working and we're the bystanders. Actually, Leroy's instrumental to our success....







...why is she here? Well we're not perfect. Brought the cleaning crew to help us look good. Even though the blankets protected the carpet, the sheetrock work generated a lot of dust. You'd be surprised how far and where dust travels....






...now that we're done I couldn't get the camera to produce one quality picture of our finished product (the glare's killing me)....









...all this bathroom lacks is the clients great touch to make it feel spa-ee, and warm....











..,.this pic does not do this incredibly nice looking tile any justice. 

The Great Flood

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Ok, maybe it wasn't 'the great flood' but it was significant water damage. The upstairs condo was doing some plumbing of sorts and gush came the water. The bathroom ceiling was damaged as well as lower walls - enough that we replaced about 60 LF of drywall & baseboards. 

As always, we're thankful that the out-of-state investors called on us again to help. 


Vantage Point - Alpharetta

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We appreciate the opportunity to provide our services once again for our client

The home is in very good condition, it just needed a few things done. 

Handyman - home improvements, repairs, & exterior house paintersWe replaced some chimney siding, a 12' section of fascia board, cleaned the gutters, replaced the screened patio wood trim, and blew the leaves off the roof. 
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Fenced In Again

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Felt like the Hunt for Red October on this one. We visited five (5) home improvement centers (red) and had no luck selecting a dozen good french (gothic) posts - unusual but true. We had to switch to the other home improvement center (blue) to find what we were looking for - you too might can relate? 

As usual, and sincere, we're appreciative for the opportunity to help homeowners. We built a box fence (alternating boards on both sides), with a decorative half-moon cut. Mrs. M. was sooo nice, we had hot tea and pastries. Thank you

Below are before and after looks per stage of the project (sort of)

BTW, day two and three were started in the teens, I don't think it reached over 32 .
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Cute Little Bungelow

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We were asked to deliver and spread some pine straw, replace the water heater, electric switch and install an exhaust fan in the bathroom.










We enjoyed actually repairing the porch and utilizing some good wood the homeowner had saved. The railing was decorative style and in excellent condition, glad we didn't have to throw it away.








These 6x6 posts were under their other deck an in great condition as well. We added the post caps and base molding and got it ready for the homeowners to paint themselves. 






































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We pressure washed the house and additional two decks giving the home an early spring cleaning. 
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Almost forgot, per the homeowners request we added square footage to the first step giving it more of a platform area. This helps with trip hazards and drier shoes when it rains hard.  
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The Arbors at Hamilton Mills - Fence


`How lucky can one guy get` goes the song but in our case we were lucky to have done the moving job for this family 1st. After moving in they wanted a new fence installed to let Paris and Ponce roam free in the back yard. 

We were fortunate to win the bid and earn their business once again. 

Below is a step-by-step  (sort of) of what we did  - For instance, it's much easier for us to order the lumber and have Home Depot drop it off, but we really prefer to pre-select the wood in advance. Between selecting lumber, gathering the supporting materials, loading up the bags of concrete its a couple of hours of work.

The type of side fence we installed is a half-moon with french cut posts.  The last picture shows the finished product. In all we built it 152 lf of fence.  

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One for the record books..

...well almost. Our previous client from Paden's Valley in Lawrenceville called us to come take care of a few things for her. We were there last summer and came out again recently after this months  bone chilling Monday and Tuesday. Surprisingly this day was sunny enough that we took off our jackets. We repaired the door trim & jam, fixed a ceiling fan, replaced mini blinds & door locks. We appreciate the work, cabin fever was wearing us out. 


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Bells Ferry - Marietta

We appreciate referred business very, very much. We helped this out-of-state home owner with his investment property. The house certainly needed a pressure wash (a good pressure washing often takes at least 3 people for safety and thoroughness purposes), trim wood and paint work.
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Mack Dobbs - Kennesaw

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Deck the Halls with...

Ok, I couldn't help myself. Yup, here we are again fortunate to be able to help another family with a few things around the house. We fixed a loose gutter (way up high), repaired some door trim ( water damaged from the loose gutter), fixed a leak on their front entrance (we removed old caulk and broken mortar) with new mortar and yes, we're fixing the deck w/new wood and will stain it and some deck furniture. 

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A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That = itsmyhelper

Where do I start? We first helped this home owner move furniture around in her house (yes, we're movers too). Then we were called to fix the window trim to several front windows, we pressure washed her driveway, removed some old caulk from her chimney and replaced it with brick mortar, we installed a new patio door and yes, moved more furniture around for her again. :) 
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Rivermont @ The Rivers II - Alpharetta

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Rivermont @ The Rivers I - Alpharetta

Home Improvements - Home Repairs - AlpharettaAlways exciting to be part of a real estate listing preparation job. We're helping the home owner who live in Texas get his home freshly ready. Great home, just needed some TLC. - itsmyhelper.com


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Chimney Siding Work +

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Home Improvements - Home Repairs - Handy Man Help - Moving ServicesWe were around the block the week before doing dome work and were fortunate to have this homeowner contact us for her repair needs. We replaced the siding, caulked, and painted. - itsmyhelper.com

Taylor Glen Drive - Milton

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We were very fortunate to help this home owner in getting her home ready for the real estate market. We stained both decks, pressure washed the home, made minor gutter repairs and painted  few rooms. 

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